Mobile and Virtual Environment
The same way you need server protection from your endpoint software, your company needs protection for mobile devices, too. Just like with a desktop, endpoint solutions allow restriction of application use. You can choose which apps a user will have access to and can monitor activity as well. For further security customization, admins can set lock screen timers, password requirements and block camera usage. And in the case of stolen or lost property, an administrator can erase all data from the device.
This feature also supports virtualized environment security. Virtualized environments are a great way to maximize capability from existing hardware, but you have to make sure each virtual machine (VM) is protected. Endpoint security solutions provide protection for your VMs even when they exist in the same physical equipment.
- Mobile Device Management
- Mobile Security
- Virtualized Environments
- Full Disk Encryption
Security Management Options
On-premise and cloud-based security both have their pros and cons. But since most of the top systems offer both management options, this requirement probably won’t affect your software selection. But it’s still good to look out for so you don’t find the system of your dreams just to learn it’s not offered in the cloud or vice versa.
Cloud systems offer security management from any internet connected device and can provide robust reports and real-time notifications. Cloud-based products also reduce the initial resource spend setting up the system. On-premise software isn’t necessarily more expensive long-term, but it does require more investment up front.
It also gives companies more control and privacy, as all the data is hosted in-house. However, this privacy benefits hackers as well. With an on-premise system, they can launch “practice” attacks on their own servers without anyone knowing what they are working on. It’s much harder to find vulnerabilities in cloud-based products, since they need to be connected to the vendor who would be able to see the attacks.
System Performance and User Productivity
Explore security products with a small footprint so that you don’t overburden your system resources like CPU, RAM or disk storage. A lightweight solution can preserve bandwidth and processing speed, which does not negatively impact productivity during scanning processes. Also, look for a non-intrusive suite that does not degrade the user experience.
- Lightweight Agent
- User Productivity